"Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical Assessment and History Taking is designed for undergraduate nursing students. In this ever-changing and diverse health care arena, nurses are at the forefront in coordinating and providing holistic care for the patient in many venues"--Provided by publisher.
Experience with clinical cases is key to mastering the art and science of medicine. This book provides 60 true-to-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in Internal Medicine. Each case includes a discussion correlated to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and board-style review questions to reinforce your learning.
provides self-directed exercises that guide readers through the process of identifying documented injuries and developing a plan of action for evidence collection and subsequent medical care unique to each case. Readers will have the opportunity to analyze case histories of child sexual abuse and accompanying photographs of the patients'physical examinations.
Establishing a differential diagnosis can be challenging even for expert advanced practice nurses (APRNs), let alone students. This easy-access clinical guide to commonly seen symptoms, written for APRN students and new practitioners, describes step by step how to obtain a reliable patient history and choose the appropriate directed physical exam for the presenting problem, followed by how to use this patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. Unfolding case scenarios provided for each symptom further demonstrate a sound process for formulating a differential diagnosis that the APRN can use throughout clinical practice.